Silken Tofu Matcha Pudding

Discover the magic of my Silken Tofu Matcha Pudding, a delightful marriage of matcha’s earthy notes and the velvety texture of silken tofu! I’ve created this easy-to-create, guilt-free dessert not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also nourishes your body with the goodness of matcha and tofu. Whether you’re a matcha enthusiast or simply seeking a wholesome treat, this tofu pudding is a must-try!

Silken matcha tofu pudding served in a glass cup topped with fresh strawberries and nuts being scooped out with a spoon.

Why I Love This Recipe

As a devoted lover of Asian cuisine, I find tofu pudding to be a gem in healthy desserts. This recipe brings the essence of Japanese flavors, with silken tofu and matcha as the star ingredient. It’s a light, refreshing dessert that blends the earthy tones of matcha with the creamy allure of tofu, creating a unique taste experience.

Ideal for those looking to indulge their sweet cravings while staying on the path of health, this recipe is a delightful creation that caters to all cooking levels. This recipe truly takes the cake because what’s better than enjoying a delicious and nutritious meal all in a single bite! And if you’re a fan of Japanese healthy classic desserts, don’t miss my Matcha Cream Jello and Mini Tofu Cheesecake recipes, which pair perfectly with this delightful treat.

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Silken Soft Tofu – self-stable silken tofu found in most Asian supermarkets. You can also use soft tofu.
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
  • Matcha Powder – green tea leaves that have been ground into a powder. Culinary grade Matcha Powder will work for this recipe but you can also use ceremonial grade premium matcha if preferred. 
  • Vanilla Extract – concentrated flavors of Vanilla found in baking section of grocery stores.
  • Heavy Cream – use heavy cream or heavy whipping cream.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can opt for Soft Tofu as a substitute for silken tofu in this recipe, although it may yield a slightly clumpier texture.

🍵 Matcha Note

Use Culinary Grade Matcha Powder for this recipe. Ceremonial-grade matcha powder is not required for this recipe unless you are specifically aiming for vibrant, bright green colors for presentation purposes.

Ingredients for silken matcha tofu pudding on the countertop.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

How To Make It

Step 1Combine silken soft tofu, sweetener, Matcha powder, vanilla extract, and heavy cream in a food processor.
Tofu pudding in a food processor.
Step 2Pulse until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy.

Tofu pudding blended in a food processor.

🥄 Sweetness Adjustment

Before serving in the cup, taste the mixture. If you find it needs a touch more sweetness, simply add some sweetener, pulse again, and adjust until it matches your preference.

Step 3Refrigerate the pudding to chill, and it’s ready to enjoy.

Tofu pudding served in a cup.

🍴 Serving Pro Tip

For the best taste and texture, allow the pudding to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. This will also help it set properly.

Paring Recommendations

Consider serving it alongside Iced Matcha Latte or Mugicha. The Iced Matcha Latte offers a refreshing and creamy beverage that pairs wonderfully with the matcha pudding’s earthy notes. On the other hand, Mugicha, or Japanese Barley Tea, provides a light and nutty flavor that can cleanse your palate between bites of the rich pudding.

Silken matcha tofu pudding in a food processor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any toppings I can add to customize the pudding?

Yes! Consider adding fresh fruits like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or even a dollop of whipped cream for a creamy touch. If you prefer a little crunch, chopped almonds are a great option too.

Is matcha powder the same as green tea powder?

Matcha powder and green tea powder are similar but not exactly the same. Matcha powder has a much stronger flavor and is the better choice when you want the matcha flavors to shine through in your recipes.

Can I use matcha tea bags instead of matcha powder?

No. Matcha tea bags are not finely ground into a fine powder like matcha powder. If you use matcha tea bags, you will likely encounter clumps of tea leaves in your pudding, which can affect the texture and overall experience of the dessert.

How do I achieve a smooth, lump-free texture in the pudding?

It's important to sift the matcha powder. This will help catch any clumps of powder that could affect the consistency of the pudding.

 

Silken matcha tofu pudding being poured into a cup.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers of this pudding, simply cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate. It will stay fresh for 2-4 days when stored this way.

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Silken matcha tofu pudding served in a glass cup topped with fresh strawberries and nuts.

Silken Tofu Matcha Pudding

Delight in the goodness of matcha silken tofu pudding, a healthy, creamy treat. Perfect for dessert lovers and matcha enthusiasts.
4.22 from 28 votes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Asian, Asian Fusion, Japanese
Keyword: matcha pudding, silken tofu pudding
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cooling Time: 29 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 164kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for avocado smoothie.
  • Combine all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until pudding like texture is achieved (about 15 seconds).
    Silken matcha tofu pudding in a food processor.
  • Transfer pudding into a serving bowl, cover and place in fridge for 30 minutes. Once 30 minutes has passed, enjoy chilled!
    Silken matcha tofu pudding being poured into a cup.

Nutrition

Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 376IU | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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2 Comments

  1. hi i was wondering if i could make this vegan? would a plant based milk work in place of the dairy?

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